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Restaurante El Retorno

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US$29 - US$57
Spanish, Fusion, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious food and excellent service. It is a great restaurant with modern/traditional dishes from Castilla la Mancha.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2021

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel were staying for the night and had great expectations. Unfortunately it did not live up to these expectations. The staff were lovely but the food was disappointing and pricy.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

High-level local cuisine. Excellent presentation and quality. A lot of gluten-free options and probably the best GF bread that I have ever eaten. Don’t miss the cheeses and also the scrambled eggs with ham, chorizo, etc. (a dish that already appears in El Quixote by...Cervantes). Not cheap but good value for the money.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at this restaurant at the heart of Consuegra. The waiter was exceptionally friendly, and the service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the croquetas de ciervo con vino dulce which were phenomenal. The aero de chocolate had drops of olive oil...on it which was exquisite. Will definitely come back if I have a chance.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2019

El Retorno restaurant served us the very best meal we have had in the whole of Spain. The menu was exciting to choose from, wonderful choices together with excellent service. Chef Pedro Rodriguez food was not only artistic in presentation but every morsel tasted sublime....I really can't say enough good things about this restaurant set in pretty peaceful surroundings, where each patron was enjoying their meal equally as much as we were. Thanks for such a memorable meal, I wish I could take Pedro back to Australia to cook for us, what a gastronomic treat we had.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

By far this was the BEST restaurant on our trip thru Spain. It was a mixture of fabulous food with superb attention and service. Diego and Chef Pedro Rodriguez are a dynamic duo. Little fact: was explained that the name of the restaurant comes from...the Chef’s return to his roots after achieving many great things while working in Madrid. Do not miss the Arroz Marinero with Bogavante... one word: delicious! I wish this institution all the success in the world! @bariatricdocMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

There weren’t many places open (perhaps because of Easter Tuesday?), but found this local gem thru TripAdvisor. The food was really fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful! The oxtail croquettes was outstanding, as were the venison medallions (really everything very flavorful) I...certainly regret that after a few glasses of nice local wine and in a rush to get to Madrid, we forgot to leave a tip. Such a wonderful staff surely deserved it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is adjacent to Hotel La Vida de Antes in Consuegra, Toledo region. Food very good, both the looks and the taste. A bit of a pity that the waiter lacked some etiquette. But, if you are in for very good kitchen, i can...really recommend this one.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The restaurant El Retorno is part of hotel La Vida de Antes. There is no set meal option in the evening and knowing the size of some of the starters in Spain we decided to share a starter, salmon salad first night and cod salad...on the second night. my wife had scallops and turbot as main courses and I had partridge and leg of lamb. everything was beautifully presented and very tasty. Puddings were a cut above the normal in Spain (these deserts were up with the best we have ever had). tiramisu,carrot cake, bizcochada with milk ice cream and best of all was the cream cheese which came in a kilner jar, raspberry and popping candy were "shook" in and the result was amazing! With 4 coffees and a bottle of wine the bill came to €160. This was exceptional value for this quality of food. Service was efficient and not intrusive- highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I visited in my cousins' communion and the experience was incredible. The cooks really know how to make the flavors and textures interact. I tried there the best burger I've ever had, and their "Salmorejo" (traditional spanish soup) was fantastic. If you are running in...a loose budget, don't hesitate. They also have a beautiful courtyard to have a drink before dinner. Also my girlfriend was celiac and instead of doing as other restaurants do, and cooking a different dish or frying some eggs, they cooked the same dishes as for the rest but making them gluten-free. Five stars for them, incredible restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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22 July 2017|
Response from c0nsuegra | Property representative |
Hola, Ana: Muchas gracias por tu comentario, para nosotros siempre es muy importante escuchar la opinión de nuestros visitantes. Queríamos preguntarte, si es posible, qué día tuviste esta mala experiencia que nos comentas... More
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Yes, Restaurante El Retorno is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurante El Retorno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5